Monday, August 30, 2021

Mesabi Miner "near-grounding" departing Duluth 8/29/2021

Take a right at Pier B! For some reason, the 1000ft Mesabi Miner was not able to negotiate the turn into the Duluth shipping Canal Sunday afternoon and stopped to realign with the canal. There could be any number of reasons such as small boat traffic, mechanical failure, strong currents, etc --- all speculation at this point. Glad to see them quickly get back on course without damage

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  1. If she has problems later the can blame it on a "near-grounding"......

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  3. Yikes! Talk about a close call. Thanks for posting that Dennis.
    Joan D.

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  4. Shades of the Paul Tregurtha "incident" of several years back. I'm really surprised this doesn't happen more often. Nice save, Cap'n! Judy K.

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